Offshore Wind Conference, Exhibition & Dinner 2017 Programme

Day 1
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19:00

Monday 23 January SR Offshore Wind Conference Dinner

Sponsored by The Crown Estate

The Offshore Wind Conference Dinner will take place the evening prior to the conference in 200 SVS in Glasgow. Guests will be treated to a special Burns Supper-themed evening of dining, entertainment and networking, and the event will welcome around 100 renewable energy professionals for a relaxed evening ahead of the conference the following day. 

Day 2
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08:30

Registration & Networking

09:00

Plenary 1

(Location: Main Auditorium)

Join us for the opening session of conference including keynote addresses from leading industry figures.

Welcome and Chair:
Niall Stuart, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables

Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy
Dame Anne Glover DBE, FRS, FRSE, FASM, Vice-Principal External Affairs & Dean for Europe at the University of Aberdeen, and Non-Executive Director, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Jonathan Cole, Offshore Managing Director, ScottishPower Renewables and Chairman, Offshore Wind Programme Board

Q&A

10:30

Networking, Refreshments & Exhibition

11:15

Planning and Consents

(Location: Auditorium B)

This session will compare consenting regimes across the UK and explore some of the cutting edge environmental research programs driving the industry forward.

Chair:
Patricia Hawthorn, Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn

Speakers:
Gordon McCreath, Partner, Planning & Environment, Pinsent Masons LLP
Helen Walker, Senior Project Manager, ScottishPower Renewables
Adam Ezzamel, Project Director, Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm 
Paolo Pizzolla, Principal Environmental Consultant, Royal HaskoningDHV

11:15

Innovation and Cost Reduction - Part 1

(Location: Auditorium C)

This session, delivered in conjunction with Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, will explore the cutting edge innovations and the challenges to accelerating technology development.

Chair:
Maggie McGinlay, Director, Energy, Scottish Enterprise

Speakers:
Tony Quinn, Operations Director, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Dr Federico D’Amico, Project Coordinator, EDF Energy
Angus Cooper, AUV Business Development, Modus Seabed Intervention Ltd
Ray Thompson, Head of Business Development, Siemens Wind Power

Q&A

12:30

Networking Lunch & Exhibition

13:30

Infrastructure and Supply Chain

Location: Auditorium B)

Join this session to learn about the O&M innovations which are helping to lower the cost of offshore wind energy, how the industry is working with the oil and gas sector to promote diversification, and the development of our supporting infrastructure.

Chair:
Peter Haughie, Procurement Associate, EDP Renewables

Speakers:
Andy Lewin, Head of Innovation Projects, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Alan Duncan, Senior Associate, BVG Associates

Andrew Bellamy, Co-Founder and Director, 8.2 Aarufield
Stephen Thompson, Offshore Wind Industry Group - Supply Chain Subgroup
Brad Rabone, Head of Sales - Renewables Europe, JDR Cables

Q&A

13:30

Innovation and Cost Reduction - Part 2

(Location: Auditorium C)

This session, delivered in conjunction with Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, will explore the groundbreaking and disruptive technologies set to shape the future of the offshore wind industry.

Chair:
Zoe Barnes, Partner, Everoze Partners

Speakers:
Professor Simon Hogg, DONG Chair in Renewable Energy and Executive Director Durham Energy Institute, Durham University
Sebastian Bringsværd, Head of Hywind Development, New Energy Solutions, Statoil ASA
Mikael Jacobsson, Chief Operations Officer, 2-B Energy
Una Brosnan, Growth Manager, Atkins

Q&A

14:45

Networking, Refreshments & Exhibition

15:30

Plenary 4

​(Location: Main Auditorium)

Industry Leaders Debate

Join key industry players in this lively panel debate to discuss the future of offshore wind in Scotland and the UK.

Chair:
Lindsay Roberts, Senior Policy Manager, Sector Strategy & Development, Scottish Renewables

Panellists:
Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Sarah Pirie, Head of Development, EDP Renewables
Ronnie Quinn, General Manager, The Crown Estate Scotland Portfolio
Brian McFarlane, Head of Projects - Offshore Development, SSE
David Stevenson, Head of Offshore Wind, Scottish Government

Q&A

16:45

Event Close

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